Deborah Silveria, Ph. D. presents SUICIDE: Assessment, Intervention, and Prevention—Skills and Resources to Stop the Pain, an informative and practical course covering the demographics of suicide, including behaviors, tools for suicide risk assessment, and theories and standards for treatment. Within the course, participants learn coping strategies to reduce the emotional impact of working with suicidal clients to prevent vicarious trauma and will learn strategies to minimize the risk of lawsuits and provide for safety planning. Finally, Dr. Silveria discusses suicidal behaviors from a multi-cultural lens to provide culturally sensitive interventions to suicidal patients.
By completing this course with videos and accompanying activities and materials, participants will be able to:
- Describe the demographics of suicide.
- Identify warning signs for suicide and tools for suicide risk assessment.
- List major theories of suicide and identify treatments for suicide that meet the standard of care.
- Explain suicidal behaviors from a multi-cultural lens to provide culturally sensitive interventions to suicidal patients.
- List coping strategies to reduce the emotional impact of working with suicidal clients to prevent vicarious trauma.
- Utilize strategies to minimize risk of lawsuits/safety planning.
- List resources for practitioners and suicidal clients.
- Identify effective telehealth strategies when working with suicidal clients.
Any mental health provider.
TRAINING LEVEL: Beginning level
Appropriate for all mental health professionals and those who have trained in EMDR therapy.
Deborah Silveria, Ph.D., LMFT.
Deborah Silveria, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and LMFT. She works at the Amen Clinics in Costa Mesa, California. She specializes in complex trauma. She has been practicing EMDR since 1996 and has traveled to areas providing EMDR after disasters (Haiti, San Bernardino terrorist attacks). Dr. Silveria is a Trainer for EMDR Trauma Recovery Network and a facilitator for the EMDR Institute. She is also an Approved Instructor in Critical Incident Stress Management for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. She is the EMDR consultant and program coordinator for a week-long retreat for first responders with PTSD.
This course is a 6.5 CE course, approved. It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state. Continuing Education Credit is approved through Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions.
Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors:
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
If applicable: Social Workers – New York State
Commonwealth Educational Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. #SW-0444.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists:
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LMFTs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
As an American Psychological Association (APA) approved provider, CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). These courses can be utilized by nurses to renew their certification and will be accepted by the ANCC. Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider # CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing.